A grown white man avoided being arrested after brutally attacked a 13-year-old black child inside of a Pittsburgh playground.
According to WPXI, Thomas D’Andrea physically assaulted a 13-year-old boy because he believed he was vandalizing property. Police slapped D’Andrea with a minor assault charge and never arrested him even after a video of the incident shows the grown man brutalizing the child who has severe asthma.
The child denied he was vandalizing any property and his sister can be heard in the background of the video begging the adult to let go of her brother. The child’s mother Shalaya Hasbrouck, posted the video on Facebook with the following caption,
“My children we’re sitting in the playground in Greenfield where we live, minding their own business when this person ran over to them telling them to leave calling them racial slurs. He lied to the police and said they were vandalizing the playground. He then ran up and began to attack my son. He hit my son FIRST. Punching him and calling him racial slurs.”
“He also threatened to hit my daughter who was recording and stole my son’s phone which he then slammed into the ground. His father and i did not get there until after the police arrived. Which was nearly 30 minutes later. This p.o.s. need to be in jail. I cannot believe the Pittsburgh police refused to arrest him. Why was this sicko in the park anyway he is a grown adult? He NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED!!!!”
However, D’Andrea was charged with assault and was never arrested, WPXI reports. His wife told the outlet that he was the “real victim” but failed to explain how a grown man was victimized by a child.
D’Andrea has since been asked to step down from the Greenfield Community Association, News One reports.
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Greenfield, Pa -Pittsburgh— TheAverageBlackMan™ (@TheAvgBlackMan) June 30, 2019
Thomas Dandrea brutalizing a child..on a playground. Look at how bold these racist bigots are in Trump’s America. It’s disgusting and dangerous for people of color.